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10 05 2016

Creative Vortex in New York. The exhibition by Clen Gallery

Clelia Zolli of Clen Gallery will hosts the opening of a special event at Rogue Space, located at 508 West 26th St.9th fl. in NYC. The show will be on display from May 18th through to May 20th from 11AM-6PM daily. On Thursday May 19th.  The cocktail reception from 6PM-9PM is open to the public. The evening will fete a new collection of fine.......

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13 04 2015

Clen Gallery, The Energy of Emotions

CLEN GALLERY is pleased to present the Exhibition THE ENERGY OF EMOTIONS on April 16th 2015 in New York. Clelia Zolli of Clen Gallery will hosts the opening of a special event at Rogue Space, located at 508 West 26th St.9th fl. in NYC. The evening will fete a new collection of fine art, fashion and designs. The cocktail reception from 6PM-9PM is.......

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01 08 2014

Art, Nature and Sustainability. Interview with Gilda Oliver, Director of Prisms of Color

The opening of your exhibition July 1, 2014 at Nina Torres Gallery in Miami is announced in the June 2014 at issue of Modern Painter’s magazine. Can you talk about this new work?This new series of paintings is an evocation of Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian – not their style but their intent to reaffirm the spiritual in art. What if.......

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05 03 2014

THE HARMONY OF CONTRASTS

Clelia Zolli of Clen Gallery will host the opening of a special exhibition at Rogue Space, located at 508 West 26th St. Suite 9F, in New York City- Chelsea: The Harmony of Contrasts on Thursday, March 27th 2014. The evening will fete a new collection of fine art, fashion and designs. Expressed as contrasts of materials and shapes the show is able.......

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08 10 2013

FRIEZE LONDON 2013

October 2013. FIAC is turning Paris' artistic scenario upside down. There is a group of young art  collectors gathering at the fair and then discovering together private art collections, exhibitions and other art related spaces. Launched by a team of young ladies (Alina Sartogo, Beatrice Maccaferri  and Oliva Sartogo), it’s the.......

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19 07 2013

Kinetic Partners enhances due diligence services with senior hire in New York

Brad Ackerman has joined Kinetic Partners’ New York office as a director within the consulting team.In his new role, Ackerman will support the existing due diligence team and further develop the global alternative investment operational due diligence service offering to investors.....

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19 07 2013

Neuberger Berman launches Greater China Equity Fund for US investors

Neuberger Berman Group has launched the Neuberger Berman Greater China Equity Fund, a mutual fund for US investors investing primarily in equity securities of issuers based in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.The fund is managed by a team of 13, including portfolio managers and strategists, research analysts and traders, which is based.......

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19 07 2013

Euan Munro named chief executive of Aviva Investors

Aviva plc has appointed Euan Munro as chief executive of Aviva Investors.Munro will take up the role in January 2014 and will join the Aviva Group Executive, reporting to Mark Wilson, group chief executive officer. Munro joins Aviva from Standard Life Investments, where he was global head of multi-asset investing and fixed income and a member.......

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19 07 2013

Absa Bank to list NewGold ETF in Mauritius

Absa Bank is to list its NewGold exchange-traded fund on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM), with the first day of trading expected to be 26 July.The decision to list on the SEM takes the number of exchanges trading the ETF to five following the fund’s admission to the South African, Botswana, Nigerian and Ghanaian stock exchanges.....

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19 07 2013

JP Anderson forms Sierra Leone private equity fund

JP Anderson has formed a new private equity fund, The Sierra Leone Development Fund I, which will promote economic development in Sierra Leone, West Africa.JP Anderson is looking to raise and invest USD100m in small to medium-sized businesses and government related agency projects.  The fund will seek minority stakes of USD5m to USD10m in.......

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19 07 2013

Parkway sells three office properties in the US

Parkway Properties has sold Waterstone, a 93,000 square foot office property in Atlanta, Georgia; Meridian, a 97,000 square foot office property in Atlanta; and Bank of America Plaza, a 436,000 square foot office tower in Nashville, Tennessee.Parkway completed the sale of Waterstone on 10 July or a gross sale price of USD3.4m. The property was 52.1.......

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19 07 2013

First Names Group completes Basel acquisition

First Names Group has completed its acquisition of The Basel Group following exchange of contracts and regulatory approval in Jersey and the British Virgin Islands.This is the group’s second strategic purchase this year. The transaction significantly expands its presence and service offering in Jersey and Switzerland. First Names Group.......

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09 07 2013

Indonesia’s BMT Microfinance system should be introduced Globally: Zubair Mughal

(Lahore) Baittul Maal wa Tamwil (BMT) Microfinance system which is being working in Indonesia should be introduced all-around the globe as a best system to eliminate poverty which will boost-up Islamic Microfinance industry worldwide, These thoughts were expressed by Chief Executive Officer of Al-Huda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics Mr........

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19 06 2013

What CIOs of Foundations & Endowments Need to Monitor

Rosalind M. Hewsenian, a speaker at the marcus evans Foundations & Endowments Investment Summit 2013, on the global phenomena that CIOs need to keep an eye on. Interview with: Rosalind M. Hewsenian, Chief Investment Officer, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Quantitative easing is what is supporting equity prices.......

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18 06 2013

Omgeo names Jeannie Shanahan as MD of governance, risk management and compliance

Omgeo has appointed Jeannie Shanahan as its new managing director of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC).In this role, Shanahan will focus on developing and implementing risk-based compliance programmes that support Omgeo’s ongoing commitment to providing services that reduce operational and counterparty risk and promote.......

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18 06 2013

Mirabaud hires global equities head Anu Narula

Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited Anu Narula in London to lead the firms’ global equity team.Narula joins from Axa Framlington where he was co-manager of the Global Opportunities Fund and lead manager of the Global High Income Fund. Narula’s recruitment follows a number of high-profile appointments over the past 18 months.......

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18 06 2013

SGSS launches in Ghana

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is setting up in Ghana in order to develop its custody services offer in sub-Saharan Africa.SGSS will provide custody of Ghanaian equities and bonds and a comprehensive foreign exchange and cash management service to a clientele of Ghanaian and foreign investors, frontier market funds and other players.......

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18 06 2013

Horizons launches Hong Kong's lowest-fee ETFs

The Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Series has launched two new ETFs with the lowest fees ever found in the Hong Kong market.The following two ETFs have begun trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange: •             Horizons MSCI China ETF (HKSE: 3040)•             Horizons.......

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18 06 2013

CMS appoints new director

Law firm CMS has appointed Matthias Lichtblau as executive director, effective 1 December 2013.Currently director of business development and communications at CMS Germany, Lichtblau will take over from Matthew Gorman who has held the position since 2007.  In his new role, Lichtblau will work closely with CMS executive chairman Cornelius.......

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18 06 2013

Allianz Global Investors strengthens infrastructure debt team with two hires

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has made two new hires as it bolsters its infrastructure debt team to meet the burgeoning pipeline of deals.Nicolas Lucas joins the growing infrastructure debt team at AllianzGI in a newly created role expanding their execution capacity. He will report into Adrian Jones, director of infrastructure.......

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18 06 2013

Clients of Aberdeen Asset Management to purchase LXB assets

Clients of Aberdeen Asset Management have agreed to purchase the majority of LXB Retail Properties’ interests in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.The transaction relates to the forward funding of a Sainsbury’s and a Marks & Spencer store, the freehold purchase of Stone Lake Retail Park together with a new Wickes store located adjacent.......

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18 06 2013

Frontier expands UK presence

Frontier Investment Management, the multi-asset investment boutique, is expanding its UK presence through the addition of two members to its business development team.Christopher Cade has been appointed head of UK sales having previously held senior roles at Skandia and Baring Asset Management in the UK intermediary sector. ....

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14 06 2013

AIMA CEO ANDREW BAKER TO STEP DOWN AT END OF 2013

AIMA is in the process of identifying a successor. Mr Baker has been CEO since the beginning of 2009, having previously been Deputy CEO since 2007. He said: “The last five years have been an extraordinary and extremely challenging period for the industry. I am glad to say that thanks to the efforts of our members, our directors and our.......

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07 06 2013

Aquis Exchange selects Equinix London data centre

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan European stock exchange, plans to establish its primary data centre at the Equinix LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre inside the Equinix London Slough campus.Aquis Exchange, which will launch pending approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), aims to revolutionise the European trading.......

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07 06 2013

UBS appoints Clearstream as primary ICSD for global investment bank and wealth management businesses

UBS is consolidating the majority of its securities custody, settlement, and financing business at Clearstream as primary international central securities depository (ICSD) following an intensive 18-month assessment.The review included the global securities business of UBS’ investment bank and wealth management. The process was inspired.......

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07 06 2013

SPDR ETFs enhances EMEA business with new appointment

SPDR ETFs, the exchange-traded funds platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has appointed Alexis Marinof to head of SPDR ETFs for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).In this newly created role, Marinof will be based in London and will be responsible for managing SSgA’s ETF strategy across EMEA. He will work closely with the.......

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07 06 2013

Citi launches private equity centre of excellence in Luxembourg

Citi has expanded its private equity services business into Luxembourg through a dedicated centre of excellence for closed-ended funds.This launch follows Citi’s recent introduction of such services in Dublin and Singapore and allows the bank to provide end-to-end private equity solutions in the growing EMEA market.....

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07 06 2013

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust acquires Peter Pond Mall, Alberta

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust, through its Primaris retail division, is to purchase Peter Pond Mall in Fort McMurray, Alberta for CAD168.5m and has arranged a third series of first mortgage bonds totalling CAD300m secured by The Bow.H&R REIT will acquire a 100 per cent interest in Peter Pond Mall to be internally managed by Primaris. The.......

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30 05 2013

Inauguration of 100 days Master plan for the Development of Islamic Microfinance industry

(Islamabad – 30th May, 13) Under the umbrella of Islamic microfinance Network (IMFN), a special meeting of Islamic microfinance institutions was held at the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, today, presided by Dr. Amjad Saqib,  Executive Director Akhuwat and Chairperson IMFN, in which large number of local and International Islamic.......

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30 05 2013

AIMA PAPER HIGHLIGHTS AREAS FOR DEEPER INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION OF OTC DERIVATIVES REGULATIONS

The paper, ‘Addressing overlaps between EMIR and CFTC OTC derivatives regulation’, provides examples of potential regulatory conflicts or unnecessary overlap between the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the CFTC’s derivatives rules in a number of key areas including clearing obligations, reporting obligations,.......

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23 05 2013

AIMA INVESTOR STEERING COMMITTEE PUBLISHES ‘BEYOND 60/40’

The AIMA Investor Steering Committee (ISC), a committee of institutional investors that undertakes educational initiatives and provides practical guidance within AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, has published a new paper on the evolving role of hedge funds in institutional investor portfolios.The paper, ‘Beyond 60/40: The.......

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17 05 2013

Dermot F Smurfit appointed chairman of ML Capital Group

ML Capital Group has appointed Dermot F Smurfit as chairman, effective 23 April 2013.Cyril Delamare, chief executive, says: "Dr Dermot F Smurfit's appointment will further strengthen and help ML Capital build on the foundations put in place by the existing management team. He will be a highly valuable member of the board and will take an.......

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17 05 2013

SPDR ETFs launches two dividend ETFs

SPDR ETFs, the exchange-traded funds platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has launched two new ETFs on the Deutsche Borse, the SPDR S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF and the SPDR S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF.The two new physically-backed ETFs extend the equity dividend family available from SPDR ETFs,.......

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17 05 2013

NBGI Private Equity appoints Tim Kelly as second senior adviser

NBGI Private Equity (NBGIPE) has appointed food and drinks industry veteran Tim Kelly as the second member of a panel of senior industry advisers.NBGIPE, a private equity firm that typically invests in UK businesses of between GBP5m and GBP50m in enterprise value, earlier this month announced that it was increasing its strategic focus around three.......

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17 05 2013

CBRE Global Investors appoints country manager for Netherlands

CBRE Global Investors has appointed Paul Oremus as the country manager of The Netherlands.Oremus has worked for CBRE Global Investors (formerly ING Real Estate Investment Management) for 15 years and for the past six years has been chief financial officer/chief operating officer of the Dutch business. He will continue with these responsibilities in.......

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17 05 2013

Bedell Trust appoints experienced trust practitioner in London

Bedell Trust has appointed William McGilivray as a director in the firm’s London office.His role is to assist in delivering the bespoke range of fiduciary services Bedell Trust offers its clients and to develop new business opportunities across the group's international locations. ....

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10 05 2013

BCM & Partners hires Dr Roberto Giacalone

Independent asset management firm BCM & Partners, part of the C-Quadrat Group, has hired Dr Roberto Giacalone from Taconic Capital Advisors as principal.A PhD graduate in Economics from University of Ancona (Italy), Giacalone has extensive experience in fund management and strategy, in particular related to fixed income and structured assets........

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10 05 2013

CRT Capital hires James von Riesemann to provide utility sector coverage

CRT Capital Group, an independent institutional broker-dealer based in Stamford, Connecticut, has recruited James von Riesemann to its research group to provide coverage of the utility sector.Previously, von Riesemann spent four years at UBS as a senior industry analyst covering the electric utility sector.....

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10 05 2013

Prudential names Bruce Karpati chief compliance officer for its mutual fund business

Bruce Karpati has been named chief compliance officer for Prudential Investments, the mutual fund manufacturing and distribution business of Prudential Financial.In addition to leading compliance for Prudential’s registered investment advisory company, he also serves as the chief compliance officer for its mutual funds boards.....

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10 05 2013

ALPS launches industry’s first MLP-focused offering for the annuity market

ALPS has launched the ALPS|Alerian Energy Infrastructure Portfolio as part of the ALPS Variable Investment Trust.The portfolio delivers exposure to the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index, an index developed by Alerian, which is intended to give investors a transparent and intuitive means of tracking the overall performance of the North American.......

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10 05 2013

Templine acquires A&A Recruitment

Logistics recruitment company Templine EmploymentAgency, which is backed by private equity house Key Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of A&A Recruitment.Ashby-de-la-Zouch-based A&A Recruitment is a well-established agency with 27 years’ experience, a reputation for high service levels and a significant profile in the.......

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10 05 2013

Ares Management to acquire AREA Property Partners

Ares Management is to acquire AREA Property Partners, real estate management firm investing across North America, Europe and India.The transaction includes the acquisition of the minority stake in AREA held by National Australia Bank. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and the transaction remains subject to customary closing.......

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10 05 2013

$2.5 trillion in assets represented at flagship Global AgInvesting conference in New York City

Hundreds of investors, asset managers and agribusiness industry executives gathered last week in New York City for the fifth annual flagship Global AgInvestingSM conference at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue.  Representing more than $2.5 trillion in assets under management, attendees hailing from 35 countries learned more about agricultural.......

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09 05 2013

Islamic Microfinance Research Study initiated in Yemen - Existing demand and future trends of Islamic Microfinance will be determined: Zubair Mughal

AlHuda Center of Islamic banking and economics (CIBE) Initiated a Islamic Microfinance research study for Yemen Microfinance Network (YMN) in Yemen. This study will be conducted in the Yemen’s capital Sana’a including Taiz, Adan and Almoukla, so that the Islamic Microfinance products can be examined broadly and further Islamic.......

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29 04 2013

EUR 200 million for human capital investment in Castilla y León

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 200 million loan to the Castilla y León Region to finance its investment in RDI, heritage conservation and educational and social facilities. The loan agreement was signed in Valladolid this morning by the President of the Government of Castilla y León, Juan Vicente Herrera, EIB.......

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19 04 2013

Islamic Microfinance Market size touches $1 billion - Islamic Microfinance industry is rapidly progressing due to its superior performance for poverty alleviation

Islamic Microfinance is rapidly gaining acceptance in Muslim and Non- Muslim countries due to its remarkable performance in poverty eradication; because of which, this industry is making quick progress. According to our careful estimate Islamic Microfinance market’s worth has reached $1 billion. These views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair.......

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12 04 2013

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Signed Agreement

A Strategic Partnership agreement signing ceremony between Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University was held today at the office of Vice Chancellor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  (KPK) Agriculture University; in which the experts from food, nutrition, livestock and other Industries were participated. According to the agreement, Halal.......

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05 04 2013

Reich & Tang acquires HighMark Funds’ money market mutual fund business

Reich & Tang is to acquire five money market funds from HighMark Capital Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Bank.The deal, which represents more than USD4bn in shareholder assets, has been approved by each company’s board of trustees and is expected to close by July 2013. New York-based Reich & Tang is a cash.......

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05 04 2013

North Castle Partners invests in Ignite USA

North Castle Partners and its co-investors have completed an investment of growth capital in Ignite USA, a developer and marketer of reusable, environmentally friendly thermal mugs and hydration bottles.North Castle is a private equity firm focused on investments in consumer-driven companies that promote healthy, active and sustainable.......

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05 04 2013

LaSalle Investment Management names Jason Kern CEO of Americas

LaSalle Investment Management has appointed Jason Kern as the firm’s new chief executive officer, Americas. Kern joins LaSalle from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), where he has been a managing director and head of HSBC’s Asia-Pacific real estate and lodging advisory group....

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22 03 2013

Lyxor Asset Management to launch new UCITS fund

Lyxor Asset Management is launching a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management’s Diversified Program.This bespoke UCITS-compliant strategy is designed to give access to a direct and genuine exposure to Winton’s management expertise through direct investments in UCITS eligible assets.....

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22 03 2013

Vistra opens office in San Francisco

Vistra, a provider of corporate, trust and fund administration services, has opened an office in San Francisco as part of a strategic plan to expand services to clients based in the North American western region.Wouter van Lier joins as commercial director responsible for further developing Vistra’s operations in the US market, supporting.......

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22 03 2013

Mark Weeks appointed chief executive of ETF Securities (UK)

ETF Securities (UK) Limited has appointed Mark Weeks as chief executive officer of the group’s UK entity with immediate effect.He will continue to report into Graham Tuckwell, chairman and chief executive officer of the parent company, ETF Securities Limited.....

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22 03 2013

NewWorld Capital Group invests in a Soltage solar project portfolio

NewWorld Environmental Infrastructure has invested in a six-project 11.6 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electricity production project portfolio developed by Soltage. The projects will be located in Connecticut and Massachusetts and will commence construction this month.....

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22 03 2013

Lincoln Property Company appoints leasing team for Camelback Square

The Desert West Region office of Lincoln Property Company has selected Lee & Associates to oversee leasing for Camelback Square.The Lee & Associates team of Bill Blake, Craig Coppola, Andrew Cheney and Colton Trauter will manage the leasing for the 172,690 square foot, three-story building, located at 6991 East Camelback Road near the.......

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20 03 2013

Al-Huda CIBE commenced its operations in Uganda for the development of Islamic Banking in East Africa

Al-Huda Centre for Islamic Banking and Economics has initiated its operation with a name of “Al-Huda CIBE Uganda” in East African Country, Uganda, so that together with Uganda, in other countries of East Africa like Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania etc. where a huge Muslim population and the demand of Islamic banking already exists, Islamic.......

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15 03 2013

Locke Lord expands Hong Kong office with team from Cheung & Lee

International law firm Locke Lord has increased its presence in Hong Kong through an association with the law firm Cheung & Lee.Five experienced partners from Hong Kong-based Cheung & Lee – Balbir Bindra, Wing Cheung, Alfred Lee, Tej Mahil and Matthew Wong – will form the initial core team of Locke Lord's expanded international.......

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15 03 2013

ECU Group appoints Yee Har Miller as head of client services

The ECU Group has appointed of Yee Har Miller to the newly created position of head of client services.Miller joins ECU from FundQuest UK where she was associate director, client services.Miller’s responsibilities will be shared between ECU’s incipient multi-asset, multi-manager advisory and management arm, and its traditional currency.......

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15 03 2013

Deloitte appoints Robert O'Brien to global real estate role

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) has appointed Robert T O'Brien to lead its global real estate group. O'Brien, a vice chairman with Deloitte in the US, will also continue as the US real estate leader.In his DTTL role, O'Brien will focus on sharing emerging trends and best practices with the network of member firms around the globe to.......

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15 03 2013

DTZ appoints Paul Boursican as head of international investment EMEA

DTZ, a UGL company, has appointed Paul Boursican as head of international investment, EMEA.Boursican, who will be based in London, has extensive experience in both the international property and financial sectors.John Forrester, chief executive, EMEA, says: “DTZ’s global coverage and relationships with the world’s leading real.......

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25 02 2013

Africa Atlantic to set up a pioneering agribusiness knowledge center in Ghana

Abu Dhabi – A new center to facilitate research and training in agribusiness will be created in Ghana with support of leading universities, Africa Atlantic announced today. The center is being established in association with MIT and the Harvard Kennedy School. “We are pleased with the cooperation we have received from the two.......

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22 02 2013

AMG opens office in Zurich

Asset management company Affiliated Managers Group has expanded its European distribution capabilities by opening an office in Zurich, Switzerland.The company has also made two new appointments to its distribution team in Europe.....

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22 02 2013

NRI establishes subsidiary in Thailand

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a provider of consulting services and system solutions, has established a subsidiary, NRI Consulting & Solutions (Thailand), through Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific as the holding company, with investment approval from the Board of Investment of Thailand.NRI Thailand will provide consulting services and.......

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22 02 2013

State Street launches low volatility ETFs with exposure to small and large cap equities

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has launched the SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF (SMLV) and the SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LGLV). Designed to provide investors with exposure to small and large cap equities while managing risk, both funds began trading on the NYSE Arca.......

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22 02 2013

Brian Wade joins Atlantic-Pacific Capital as partner

Independently owned global placement agent and advisory firm Atlantic-Pacific Capital has appointed Brian Wade as partner. Wade will continue to work closely with institutional investors in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US, including public and corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, fund-of-funds and family.......

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22 02 2013

Prupim acquires Quantas Airways’ UK HQ in Hammersmith

Prupim, the real estate investment management arm of M&G Investments, has acquired 401 King Street in Hammersmith, West London from Henderson Global Investors for GBP9m, reflecting a net yield of 7.32 per cent.The property was purchased on behalf of the M&G Pooled Pensions UK Property Fund, managed by Dermot Kiernan of Prupim.....

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22 02 2013

Crestview Partners and management acquire Victory Capital Management from KeyCorp

Private equity firm Crestview Partners has teamed up with employees of Victory Capital Management to acquire the firm for USD246m from KeyCorp.On completion of the transaction, Victory will be an independent firm with the senior management team, portfolio managers and other employees owning a significant amount of the outstanding equity. The.......

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21 02 2013

AIMA ANNOUNCES DEPUTY CHAIRMEN AND INVESTOR-APPOINTEE

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced two Deputy Chairmen from its existing Directors and also an investor-appointee to the AIMA Council.The new Deputy Chairmen are Andrew Bastow, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Winton Capital Management; and Chris.......

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18 02 2013

OnFair Young Collectors goes to ARCO Madrid

OnFair  Young  Collectors  was  founded  by  3  young  entrepreneurial   ladies  Alina  Sartogo, Beatrice Maccaferri  and Oliva Sartogo sharing a common passion for Art.   The objective of this Club is to gather young art collectors during art fairs and enable them to have.......

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15 02 2013

Chadbourne expands private funds practice group team in New York

International law firm Chadbourne & Parke has appointed Sean Dailey as counsel in the private funds group in its New York office.Dailey comes to Chadbourne from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where he worked in the investment management group.He has significant experience structuring and advising domestic and offshore hedge, hybrid.......

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15 02 2013

Aberdeen acquires stake in SVG Advisers

Aberdeen Asset Management is to acquire a 50.1 per cent stake in SVG Advisers (SVGA) for a cash consideration of GBP17.5m.This business will be combined with Aberdeen’s existing private equity capability to create a substantial private equity fund of funds business with almost GBP5bn in assets under managementThe transaction is consistent.......

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15 02 2013

Calandra appointed to sales role in UBS ETF’s Milan office

UBS ETF has appointed Andrea Calandra as salesperson in its Italian offices.Calandra will be based in Milan and will report to Simone Rosti.Calandra joined UBS in 2011, and was initially head of investments for UBS Global Asset Management Italy.....

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15 02 2013

Heinz to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital

HJ Heinz Company is to be acquired by an investment consortium comprised of Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.Heinz shareholders will receive USD72.50 in cash for each share of common stock they own, in a transaction valued at USD28bn, including the assumption of Heinz’s outstanding debt.....

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15 02 2013

Initiation of “Takaful Consultancy Wing” for the advancement of Takaful - Takaful industry is thriving globally; its market size reaches 12 billion US$

(Lahore- Pakistan) Islamic insurance (Takaful) is flourishing all around the world alongside Islamic Banking. Its global market size has reached 12 billion USD whereas the number of Islamic Takaful institutions has exceeded to 350. These views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, the Chief Executive Officer of AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking.......

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15 02 2013

Washington Property Company hires McElvein as general counsel

Washington Property Company of Bethesda, Maryland has appointed Bruce McElvein as general counsel.With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and corporate law, McElvein (pictured) was previously in private law practice in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Lexington, Kentucky.....

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12 02 2013

First Initiative to launch Islamic Banking in Uzbekistan - Hamkor Bank advancing towards Islamic Banking, AlHuda CIBE appointed as Advisor

(Lahore – Pakistan ) Uzbekistan is an important Central Asian country with a population of 30 million; out of them 96% population is Muslims. It is not only enriched with gas, oil and other natural resources but, along with this, it has been the center of knowledge and Islam for a long time. It was through Uzbekistan that Islam paved its way.......

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07 02 2013

Halal Research Council expand its international network

To meet the needs of awareness & promotion of Halal Industry Worldwide, Halal Research Council adds five new strategic partners to its network by signing an agreements with them in January 2013, so that, the concept of Halal and Halal food requirements to be fulfilled effectively. Halal Research council’s new strategic partners include.......

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31 01 2013

AIMA ANNOUNCES AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS

London – 31 January 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has launched an online self-diagnostic tool and detailed guide to implementation for firms needing to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).The diagnostic tool and implementation guide,.......

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29 01 2013

AlHuda CIBE will conduct a research study for Islamic Microfinance in Azerbaijan

(Baku- Azerbaijan) An agreement for the advancement of Islamic microfinance was signed between AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics and Vision Fund AzerCredit in a splendid ceremony at the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. According to the agreement, AlHuda CIBE will conduct market research in different cities of Azerbaijan including Baku to.......

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22 01 2013

State Street Global Advisors launches Dynamic Diversified Fund

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has launched the Dynamic Diversified Fund within its flagship Managed Pension Fund.The new fund is designed for pension schemes to actively invest across traditional asset classes such as equities or bonds as well as alternatives such as commodities,.......

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22 01 2013

Stenham appoints two for investment team

Stenham Asset Management has made two new investment team hires, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to both the institutional and high net worth markets.Akshay Krishnan has joined the firm as senior research analyst, with responsibility for global macro strategies across the range of Stenham funds. His primary responsibility will be to work.......

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22 01 2013

MW Cornish & Co names Flint as partner

Myles Flint is to join law firm MW Cornish & Co as a partner with effect from 28 January 2013.Flint has vast experience in advising hedge, private equity and other alternative investment managers and funds and EU Ucits and other retail investment managers and funds. ....

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22 01 2013

db X-trackers lists China sector ETFs in Frankfurt

Deutsche Bank’s exchange-traded funds platform, db X-trackers, is providing European investors with exposure to specific sectors of the Chinese equity market with the listing of five new products on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The ETFs provide exposure to sectoral components of the CSI300 Index, which reflects the performance of.......

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22 01 2013

Rothstein Kass hires Lisa Donn Sergi as principal, international tax practice on West Coast

Rothstein Kass has hired Lisa Donn Sergi as a principal and leader of the firm’s international tax practice on the West Coast.Sergi brings nearly two decades of tax and legal experience on domestic and international tax matters. She will work out of the firm’s Beverly Hills office. In overseeing the firm’s West Coast.......

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22 01 2013

Mountain Real Estate Capital expands western region operation

Mountain Real Estate Capital has opened an office in San Diego and has hired Lisa Albanez as managing director to lead its expansion effort in the western region of the US.Mountain’s focus in the west will be in both primary and secondary markets throughout southern and northern California as well as the Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle.......

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19 12 2012

New president for Hedge Funds Care

Hedge Funds Care, an international non-profit organisation that raises funds and awareness for programmes to prevent and treat child abuse, has appointed Dean C Backer as president.Backer takes over from John M Budzyna, who has just completed the second of his two-year terms in the post.....

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19 12 2012

Old Mutual Global Investors hires Pepper as MD of alternatives

Old Mutual Global Investors, the merged business of Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) (OMAM) and Skandia Investment Group (SIG), has appointed Donald Pepper as managing director of alternatives.Julian Ide, chief executive of Old Mutual Global Investors, says: “I am delighted that Donald has joined us in this new role. Donald will bring enhanced.......

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19 12 2012

State Street Global Advisors names senior strategist

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has appointed Howard Kearns as senior strategist in the investment solutions group, specialising in liability-driven investment strategies.The appointment comes as SSgA’s liability-driven investment (LDI) proposition continues to evolve. SSgA has.......

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19 12 2012

AIMA RESPONDS TO FINAL AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION TEXT

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has responded to the publication of the final text of the implementing measures of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commission.The publication of the final text marks the conclusion of the current EU-wide.......

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19 12 2012

Claude Vachet joins Cycle Capital as managing partner

Claude Vachet has joined Cycle Capital Management as managing partner.Vachet has over 22 years of experience in operations in venture capital and in fund management, and has been part of successful teams at both Kirchner and Multiple Capital.Vachet also previously worked at Innovatech Montreal as vice president information technology and.......

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19 12 2012

Barclays names Stephen Liss and Alpa Patel as directors in wealth management division

Barclays has hired Stephen Liss and Alpa Patel as directors in the New York and San Francisco offices of the wealth and investment management division.In these newly created roles, they will advise high net worth clients and related entities on domestic and international wealth structuring, multi-generational estate planning, wealth preservation.......

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14 12 2012

GCS Capital to acquire Dexia Asset Management

GCS Capital is to acquire Dexia Asset Management (DAM) from Brussels-based banking group Dexia SA, having begun exclusive negotiations on the deal on 4 December.GCS Capital’s strategy is to maintain Europe as DAM’s centre of excellence, build upon the strengths of the existing platform by broadening its distribution reach to new markets.......

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14 12 2012

Wasatch launches Emerging Markets Select Fund

Wasatch Advisors, the investment manager to the Wasatch Funds, has launched the Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund, a no-load mutual fund that invests in a select portfolio of 30 to 50 geographically diversified emerging-markets companies of all sizes.The fund is managed by Ajay Krishnan. He is joined by veteran international manager Roger.......

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14 12 2012

ProShares launches first true merger arbitrage ETF

ProShares has launched the ProShares Merger ETF (MRGR), the first exchange-traded fund based on a true merger arbitrage strategy.MRGR aims to produce the risk/return characteristics of a merger arbitrage strategy by tracking the performance of the S&P Merger Arbitrage Index (before fees and expenses).The ETF has listed on BATS Exchange.....

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14 12 2012

Samuelle Thevenet and Charlotte Metaireau join Activa Capital

Samuelle Thevenet and Charlotte Metaireau have joined Activa Capital as finance director and marketing and communications manager, respectively. Thevenet, 36, previously worked for two years as company secretary at CM-CIC LBO Partners (a subsidiary of Credit Mutuel - CIC) and three years as chief financial officer at Actem Partners - Natixis.......

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14 12 2012

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services opens Hong Kong office

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services has opened an office in Hong Kong, located in Wells Fargo’s existing local office in Central.The Global Fund Services’ platform uses a platform and technology that provides traditional fund administration services, operational support, derivatives processing, bank debt processing, and cash/collateral.......

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14 12 2012

GI Partners acquires Lightwave Corporate Center in San Diego

GI Partners, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired a data centre and office building in San Diego.The investment was made through DataCore, a fully discretionary core real estate fund managed by GI Partners that was launched earlier this year with the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).CalSTRS created DataCore as a.......

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12 12 2012

Steben & Company names Richard Kendrick chief marketing officer

Steben & Company, a provider of managed futures funds, has named Richard Kendrick as chief marketing officer.Kendrick, most recently with ProShare Advisors, will oversee all marketing and brand strategy for the firm.He reports to Ken Steben, president and chief executive of Steben & Company."Since 1989, Steben & Company has earned.......

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12 12 2012

O’Shaughnessy Asset Management hires institutional sales veteran

O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM), a quantitative money management firm with approximately USD4.8bn in assets under management, has appointed David W Baeckelandt as managing director, institutional sales and client service.Baeckelandt will be based in Chicago, where OSAM is opening a new office.Baeckelandt will be responsible for.......

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30 11 2012

Carlton Arranges €250 Million Discounted Loan Payoff & Recapitalization At The Four Seasons Hotel In Milan, Italy

New York, NY / Milan, Italy - Carlton Chairman, Howard L. Michaels has announced the closing of a €250 Million Discounted Loan Payoff & Recapitalization At The Four Seasons Hotel In Milan, Italy. The Four Seasons Milan is one of Europe’s most beautiful hotels and is comprised of 117 luxury rooms, with 51 suites, two five-star.......

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30 11 2012

Inland Private Capital makes executive team promotions

Inland Private Capital Corporation (IPCC) has made three employee promotions and hired one new employee to the company’s senior management team.Effective 13 November, the company has promoted Keith Lampi to the position of chief operating officer and Rahul Sehgal to chief investment officer. Additionally, the company has promoted Joe Binder.......

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29 11 2012

Object Trading appoints Dan Hubscher director of marketing

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), has appointed Dan Hubscher director of marketing.In this newly created position, Hubscher will promote the Object Trading brand and provide market feedback to ensure the FrontRunner suite of products continues to meet the standards of buy- and sell-side firms around the.......

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29 11 2012

Macquarie presents infrastructure debt platform

Macquarie Group has been awarded a mandate to establish and manage an infrastructure debt portfolio for the reinsurance and insurance provider Swiss Re.The USD500m mandate is the first to be secured by the new Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) business. MIDIS will deliver infrastructure debt investment opportunities to.......

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29 11 2012

Bo Kratz joins Northern Trust to lead asset management in Asia Pacific

Bo Kratz has joined Northern Trust as managing director for asset management in the Asia Pacific region. Kratz will lead a team managing approximately USD50bn in assets for clients including sovereign wealth funds, government entities, pensions and corporations in the region.Kratz has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, the.......

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29 11 2012

Cavendish names Evans as director of portfolio management

Cavendish Asset Management has appointed Liz Evans as director of portfolio management with immediate effect, in addition to her existing role as fund manager of Cavendish’s Asia Pacific Fund.Evans has been with Cavendish since she entered fund management in 1987. Initially she worked as an analyst focussing on the UK and later global markets.......

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29 11 2012

Four new iShares ETFs launched on Xetra

iShares has launched three new bond index exchange-traded funds and one new equity index ETF, based on government and corporate bonds and on stock corporations based in Mexico, on Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment.The iShares Global Government AAA-AA Capped Bond offers access to government bonds in local currencies issued worldwide by.......

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19 11 2012

IFG Trust and Corporate Group announces acquisition of the Moore Group

IFG Trust and Corporate Group is delighted to announce its acquisition of Jersey-based Moore Group, setting the tone for future growth and investment.   This is the first acquisition since the group’s MBO in July this year when it separated from IFG Group PLC.  Growth is one of the group’s main objectives and the purchase.......

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06 11 2012

AIMA ANNOUNCES AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced its AIFMD Implementation Project ahead of the release of the final implementation text of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commission.AIMA’s AIFMD Implementation Project will aim to provide.......

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02 11 2012

NREP LOGISTICS AB (NREP) ACQUIRES SEK 750m LOGISTICS PORTFOLIO IN SWEDEN

NREP increases its exposure to Swedish core logistics markets with the purchase of 86,000 sqm situated in Gothenburg, Jönköping, Örebro and Stockholm. NREP have acquired the assets from four different sellers namely DSV, Berlinovo, a Saudi family office and Schroders. NREP has in conjunction with the transactions signed a loan.......

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26 10 2012

Bridge Trustees hires chief trust executive

Bridge Trustees has named Julia Delaney as chief trust executive.Bridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of global law firm Eversheds, is one of the largest firms in the UK to specialise in providing trustee services to all types of occupational pension schemes.Delaney succeeds Antony Miller as chief executive when he steps down from the post in.......

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26 10 2012

iShares presents Euro corporate bond ETF that mitigates interest rate risk

iShares has launched the iShares Barclays Capital Euro Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged (IRCP) fund, the first ETF that offers physical corporate bond exposure and mitigated interest rate risk in a single fund.In a very low yield environment, investors are increasingly seeking extra income by investing in corporate bonds. This product is.......

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26 10 2012

Amundi launches ETF tracking Topix Euro Daily Hedged strategy index

Amundi ETF has presented an exchange-traded fund designed for investors seeking to take positions on the Japanese equity market, while benefiting from daily currency hedging on NYSE Euronext in Paris.The new ETF offers investors a solution in a context of volatile international markets and uncertainty over the euro/yen exchange rate.....

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26 10 2012

HIG Capital completes sale of Texas Honing

Private equity firm HIG Capital has completed the sale of Texas Honing (THI), an engineering-enabled producer of high precision components used in oilfield drilling, completion, and production systems worldwide.After the transaction, the company will be included in the Forged Products segment of Precision Castparts Corporation.Based near Houston,.......

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26 10 2012

Quantum Global and LaSalle target New York with second acquisition

Plaza Global Real Estate Partners, a joint venture between Quantum Global Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management, has contracted to purchase a 49.5 per cent interest in 521 Fifth Avenue from SL Green Realty.This is the second acquisition Plaza has made since it was formed earlier in the year to invest in large real estate assets around the.......

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24 10 2012

INVESTOR DAY 2012 – 2nd Edition
ASSET MANAGEMENT, ETFs AND FOREX IN LUGANO AND MONTECARLO

After the successful first edition held last May in Milan, the Investor Day  (www.investorday.org) comes back. The event, already a landmark for Institutional and Retail Investors, is organized by Le Fonti Publishing House in collaboration with Lyxor ETF Switzerland, Swiss & Global AM, Cornèr.......

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12 10 2012

Sydney is looking for art programs
In the city centre and in Green Square, Australia’s largest urban development site

The City of Sydney is calling for curators to develop and deliver major new public art programs in the city centre and in Green Square, Australia’s largest urban development site. The curatorial advisors will be engaged for at least three years and will work closely with City staff and the Public Art Advisory Panel to research and commission.......

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12 10 2012

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS WINS IAIR AWARDS WITH BILL GATES’ PHILANTHROPY ROADMAP

The Philanthropy Roadmap led Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to the victory. The nonprofit organization related to the Rockefeller Foundation is the winner of IAIR AWARDS, II edition in the special category: Best Philanthropy Project of the Year. The project consists of a multifaceted, international campaign whose aim is to engage and educate.......

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12 10 2012

UNIQUE CLIENTS REQUIRE UNIQUE SOLUTIONS
Interview with Ronny Boon, Founder and Director at Striver P.M.C.

Ronny Boon, the founder of STRIVER P.M.C has been an entrepreneur for more than 15 years. After many years of business experience he felt the need to improve the luxury within the property and investment branch. “I simply strive for the convenience of my clients; I want to reduce any unnecessary time-wasting and inconvenience that business.......

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11 10 2012

Anchin, Block & Anchin names three new partners
Jared Feldman, Michael Mazzola and Anthony Bracco – as of 1 October 2012.

Anchin, Block & Anchin has added three new partners – Jared Feldman, Michael Mazzola and Anthony Bracco – as of 1 October 2012.With these additions, Anchin has a roster of 53 partners and principals who provide advisory services to clients representing all of the major industries represented in the Tri-state area....

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11 10 2012

MainStay Investments launches MainStay Marketfield Fund

MainStay Investments, a New York Life company, has finalised the adoption of the MainStay Marketfield Fund."We are very pleased Marketfield has joined our team of diversified and independent investment managers," says Stephen Fisher, president of the MainStay Funds. "We believe that MainStay Marketfield Fund will be a key driver for.......

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11 10 2012

Hermes appoints Rhodri Mason head of investment solutions & product strategy

Hermes Fund Managers has appointed Rhodri Mason as head of investment solutions and product strategy, based at the company’s headquarters in London.Mason will report into Harriet Steel, global head of business development.  In this newly created role, Mason will be responsible for the development and implementation of the global.......

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11 10 2012

Commodity trading in European ETF market continues to grow

Commodity trading in the European exchange-traded fund market continues to grow, making it the second largest area in European ETPs, according to the latest trading figures from Lyxor.Reported weekly on-exchange ETP turnover increased by one per cent on the previous week at EUR9.48bn.Underlying equity market activity (measured by the Stoxx Europe.......

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11 10 2012

Source names head of investment content

Source, a provider of European exchange-traded products, has appointed Nicolas Samaran to head up its overall product offering.Reporting to Peter Thompson, head of distribution and strategy, Samaran will have responsibility for the search for and selection of new and innovative investment content from external providers.....

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11 10 2012

Baker & McKenzie hires Hughes as global private equity chair

Law firm Baker & McKenzie has appointed London-based partner Simon Hughes as chair of the global private equity group.Hughes will be responsible for co-ordinating strategy for a group that acts for a wide range of sponsors, portfolio companies and management teams around the world and across all sectors.The global private equity group comprises.......

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11 10 2012

Blackstone Real Estate Fund raises USD13.3bn

Blackstone has closed its latest global real estate fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII (BREP VII).The fund raised USD13.3bn over the past 13 months from more than 250 investors globally.The largest category of investor in the fund is US public pension plans, funding the retirements of state and local employees.Approximately 35 per cent of.......

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11 10 2012

HONG KONGERS SAW DECLINE IN WEALTH GROWTH, SAYS HSBC SURVEY

One in five Hong Kongers (19% vs 11% in 2011) reported that their net worth decreased in2012 compared to six months ago while only a third (31%) claimed that their wealth increased in 2012, down from 42% in 2011.HSBC’s Hong Kong Wealth Tracker was conducted over 1,600 individuals aged 18-65. According to the survey, investors have become more.......

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11 10 2012

AIMA ANNOUNCES MIDDLE EAST INITIATIVE

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced the launch of a Middle East initiative. AIMA is seeking to create a network for managers and service providers in the Middle East that can give the local industry a voice in terms of engaging with investors and its relations with.......

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28 09 2012

HINES TO SELL WILLIAMS TOWER

Hines Reit (Real Estate Investment Trust) has engaged Jones Lang LaSalle to sell the Williams Tower.Williams Tower is an iconic building originally developed by Hines itself in 1983 as the tallest skyscraper in the world , the tower was acquired by Hines Reit in 2008.IAIR (www.iaireview.org)....

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